The Healing Springs Mountain VHF Society makes its home in Lexington, North Carolina and maintains the paired VHF and UHF W4PAR repeaters as well as supporting its members working a variety of HF modes.

Tour de Pig postponed; radio operators needed

Due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew on the Lexington area, the 2016 Tour de Pig has been rescheduled to October 15, 2016.  The Tour de Pig is an annual bicycling event held under the umbrella of the Lexington BBQ Festival.  Its purpose is to raise funds for the Davidson County Mental Health Association.

Unfortunately, given the busy time of year, this has caused havoc with scheduling members of the W4PAR crew who have traditionally worked the rest stops to provide communications support for the event.  Any members of W4PAR who can step up and help are encouraged to contact Bill Picket at bill@barbequefestival.com.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to work communications support to get some experience at a small-scale, low pressure event.